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October 16, 2012 11:55 AM
SO many congratulations to you!!! That's amazing that you quit and I'm so glad you did!! You deserve all the praise in the world!
October 16, 2012 12:02 PM
Congrats on quitting!!!! It's been a little over 14 months for me!!!bigsmile
October 17, 2012 12:15 AM
Thank you for the lovely messages :)
November 20, 2012 6:03 AM
I'm doing the same thing. I'm currently only 5 days in, but I'll be putting the money I would spend on smoking into a jar every day, and at the end of a year I'll have $2,438.40 USD.

I tried quitting before and did the same thing - I *still* have the nearly $500 from that, so I'll add it to the above number and have nearly 3 grand. I'm thinking a trip to Europe or Australia will be in order for my reward. drinker
Edited by scapez On November 20, 2012 6:19 AM
November 20, 2012 6:09 AM
I've been smoke free for about 4 years. That was one healthy step I made before my weight loss journey began 2 years later. Well done for your accomplishment! drinker smile
November 20, 2012 6:17 AM
Congratulations what a fantastic victory to share, Thankyou so much I showed my husband, hope this works smile
November 20, 2012 6:23 AM
November 20, 2012 6:27 AM
I quit 3 1/2 months ago after smoking 30 years. Feel great & will never go back happy
November 20, 2012 6:32 AM
I am trying to quit myself. I have changed everything in my life accept this BAD habit. Maybe if I did this, I would be more motivated to stick to it. I'm gonna try! Thank you for the fabulous idea!
November 20, 2012 6:37 AM
That's amazing. Keep going because the health benefits are endless.
November 20, 2012 7:01 AM
Great job! My boyfriend and I quit about 3 months ago, also. It's the best thing I ever did and I wish I had done it sooner as it was not nearly as hard as i thought it would be. We have not specifically been saving the money from it, though. Maybe we should.
November 20, 2012 7:54 AM

Great job! My boyfriend and I quit about 3 months ago, also. It's the best thing I ever did and I wish I had done it sooner as it was not nearly as hard as i thought it would be. We have not specifically been saving the money from it, though. Maybe we should.

I'd encourage it, as when you start to feel you have a moment of weakness it helps to refer back to what you've achieved and the money is an immediate thing you can see.

This post was made just over a month ago - now I am a further 250 UK pounds richer too :)
December 31, 2012 3:15 AM
So thats now £2,550 saved up...

Just put in an order for a new high spec bike too, and my cigarette money has just paid for it :)
So me giving up is making me even more healthy.
December 31, 2012 4:55 AM
Well done you! As an ex-smoker myself, I know how damned hard it can be but it was using the kind of image you have posted that finally got me to stop - that and a boyfriend who had the courage (and to me, riches) to take a £10 note, roll it up and set light to it to show me what I was doing to my hard earned money.

Thanks for the graphic with the money - now all I need to do is to apply the same principles to my weight! it helps to imagine it but with weight as the image instead (sorry bags of sugar, flour or blocks of lard/butter just don't do it for me), so has anyone got a couple of suitcases full of clothes for me to carry around permanently? Why? Because that is what I am doing to myself with every extra pound/kilo that I am overweight.

Currently managing to toss out the equivalent of a couple of t-shirts (maybe a little more) each week, so with luck I will have shed a whole suitcase full of clothes by the end of June 2013 (enough for a trans Atlantic flight at 32kgs luggage limit).

Oh, and I don't smell like an old ash tray any more - yay!
December 31, 2012 6:23 AM
There's motivation! Very well done. I am on day 9, tobacco free. I am going to steal that idea. Thank you for the post!
December 31, 2012 6:26 AM
That is AWESOME!!!!!!!! Congratulations--and not only are you saving money, if you could see your lungs...they are doing a happy dance too!!

p.s.--I know this for I quit 2/12/12--almost at the 1 year mark--hooorayy
December 31, 2012 6:30 AM
That is great!

I quit smoking in 2009 and just went and found an online calculator to tell me my stats.

I have been quit for 1189 days. In that time, I have not smoked 23,782 cigarettes. I have saved $4,756.58!


Too bad I didn't put my savings in a jar too.
December 31, 2012 6:32 AM
Congratulations!! You have done two of the best things you can to to ensure a bright future!!

I quit a two pack a day habit in 1986 cold turkey... At the time cigs cost $1.25 per pack -- I can't believe how much people pay for them now!!

Living a healthy lifestyle and having a little money in the bank are two habits that will serve you well!!

Never go back to smoking, and keep savingbigsmile bigsmile
December 31, 2012 6:40 AM
So incredibly awesome.

Now go make it rain!!!!
December 31, 2012 6:49 AM
Great Job! I quit January 6, 2007 after 40 years. Wishing now I had done the same thing with a savings. Congrats!
December 31, 2012 9:08 AM
Great job OP!! Quitting is one of my goals for 2013. The money factor has always been a motivating one for me (the last 5 times I quit bigsmile ). Now I'm just trying to convince myself that I WON'T regain the weight. Got to get my head right before I make another quit attempt since I can easily imagine myself giving up on both (quitting smoking, losing weight) if quitting contributes to a weight gain.
December 31, 2012 2:05 PM
Advice on quitting? Anyone? Best way?
December 31, 2012 2:23 PM
Patty--not sure if it's the best way or not, but I used nicotine gum for about 2 weeks, and then decided to just stop all nicotine. The nicotine gum helped give me the courage, and then I realized I didn't really like smoking--was just addicted. You have to really want to quit and believe that you can--and trust me--you can if I can!!!
December 31, 2012 2:36 PM
I am currently 3 and 1/2 days smoke free! I've started and stopped so many times before but this time I really want it to be for real. I'm not sure, but I think because I'm telling myself there's no going back, it's been really hard this time.

I'm going cold turkey, maybe for bragging rights tbh, but I also kind of believe that if you actually want to stop this is the way it should be. I created this situation to be experiencing withdrawals, I deserve to go through this misery. The faster nicotine and poison is out of my body the better!
December 31, 2012 2:40 PM
I've been smoke free for a year and half, i wish i would of saved up all the money i used to "burn"............damn!grumble tongue

just to boost myself up a bit i also just went cold turkey after about 5 years of smoking 10-20 a day bigsmile
Edited by Amanda21202 On December 31, 2012 2:42 PM

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